Osaka sister gets Miami WC

There is precedent for less-accomplished siblings of top players to get wild cards into smaller ATP and WTA-level tournaments. 

Notably, Novak Djokovic’s brothers Marko and Djordje have benefited. In Marseille last month, Stefanos Tsitsipas’s younger brother Petros (who has no ranking) joined him in doubles.

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But at the Miami Open next week, IMG gifted world No. 1 Naomi Osaka’s older sister Mari a main draw singles wild card into one of the biggest events on tour.

Mari Osaka, who turns 23 April 3, is ranked No. 336.  She has never won a match at the WTA level (she’s 0-3 in qualifying matches).

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